>>we talked about nothing and everything
What comes after imageboards and memes, from a literary perspective?
What are your favorite fairy tales/traditional stories, lit? That is, old stories that were passed down and have no designated author.
>[,,,] the total scab-free solidarity and performative silence that struck floor-shows and soundstages from Desert to NJ coast for over half a year until equitable compensation-formulae on certain late-millenial phone-order restrospective TV-advertised So-You-Don't-Forget-Order-Before-Midnight-Tonight-type records and CDs were agreed on by Management.
Fuck you DFW you incredbly up-your-ass bandana'd asshole.
I wonder how much if Infinite Jest he actually proofread or if he was just churning out page after page of hyphenated smartass quips about society without giving them a second thought.
Virtue ethics has the strongest critique of liberal modernity. Western society is in decline because they've forgotten Aristotle and the virtues. The enlightenment was a mistake. Emotivist culture (ex. SJWs) is a direct result of Nietzsche's response to the ethics of the Enlightenment. Aristotle is the only philosopher who can go beyond post-modern relativism.
Virtue ethics are some of the most popular books ever sold and arguable the most influential philosophy of the last 40 years along with capitalist thought.
It's just people don't like to talk about Ayn Rand like she has any influence.
So, what is it to be done, according to Lacan?
Does /lit/ like Lord Dunsany?
Personally. he's my favorite poet. I like his prose, and the imagery he conveys. It's funny, that I don't particularly like Lovecraft, but the few things by him I do like are his stories and poems that he admitted himself (and are obvious to everyone else, regardless of his admittance) are Dunsany-inspired.
Works from him I particularly enjoy are:
The Kith of the Elf-Folk
The Doom of La Traviata
The Unhappy Body
Was he like that?
He looked like a fake ass person to me.
This movie fucking sucked on movie terms.
It fucking sucked in realistically portraying dfw terms as well. People will walk away from the movie with completely the wrong impression about who dfw was, both in terms of what he really cared about and how he acted.
The other actor sucked as well.
Dreams an Stones by Magdalena Tulli
Yes. It feels like a different take on Invisible Cities, as an architectural chronicle. Less colourful, more focused, more from the inanimate side. The english translation sometimes seems to struggle with conveying the poetry, but in abstraction it's fine.
Is this worth reading? Is Foucault in general worth delving into, or a waste of time?
I have not read pic related, but Foucault is worth reading. He spent a lot of time researching the obscure, mundane facts of major institutions and you can benefit from his hard work by reading his books. hooray! as for his conclusions, and his "rigor" it is up to you as a reasonable scholar to sort through the trash. madness and civilization is a very entertaining book.
anons help decide what to read next
independent thinkers not welcome
i'll start with my pleb supreme:
>a portrait of the artist
>the house on the borderland
>ancient sorceries + other wierd stories
Was anybody else upset that he didn't mention /lit/ in this talk about learning on the internet? He mentions Reddit and Tumblr. I have greatly, intellectually benefited from browsing /lit/ the past few years.
No, because there is nothing to be learned from /lit/.
The discussions are memes, and if not they are trash.
The books are well-known already and any literary magazine or newspaper with a culture section talks about them and their authors.
/lit/ only says what people with high status in the literary community says, and only praises what these people praise as well.
Where to go after the greeks?
Ancient Greeks (750 - 490 B.C.) --> Classical Greeks (490 - 323 B.C) --> Hellenize Greeks (323 - 146 B.C) -- > Romans and Romanized Greeks (254 B.C. - 18 A.D.) -- > Silver Age Latin (18 A.D - 180 AD) + Early Christian Writers (45 - 325 A.D) --> Christianize Rome (306 - 476) --> Middle Ages (476 - 1321) --> Renaissance --> Fuck all
Why are these books so good?
Mein kampf is pretty good, right guys?
I've noticed peoples criticism of mein kampf is almost exactly the same as what people say about Ayn Rand.
I've not read either, but I will hazard the guess most of this shit is said by people who have not read it and are just assblasted at the ideas they assume are in the books.
Watch for shit like:
>I'm not offended by the ideas, I'm just offended by the bad writing!
>Wears its bias on its...
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